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New Fiesta ST gets 200PS from 3 cylinders!

Ford has confirmed that the next generation Ford Fiesta ST will be powered by an all-new three-cylinder, 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine.

Shown for the first time ahead of its global public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the new ST will deliver 200PS, 290Nm of torque and anticipated 0‑62mph acceleration of 6.7sec.

The third generation of Fiesta ST will be the first ever Ford Performance model powered by a three-cylinder engine, and the first to feature selectable Drive Modes – enabling engine, steering and stability controls to be configured to Normal, Sport and Track settings.

Drive Modes will also adjust the car’s Electronic Sound Enhancement (ESE) technology and active exhaust noise control valve to amplify the sound of the new EcoBoost engine that also features a cylinder deactivation system for further reduced CO2 emissions of an anticipated 114g/km.

“Our next generation Fiesta ST is true to the philosophy of delivering cutting-edge technology to enhance every facet of the responsive Ford Performance chassis and powertrain,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “With selectable Drive Modes and an all-new EcoBoost engine delivering an unprecedented combination of performance and fuel-efficiency, the new model will deliver the most versatile, fun, engaging and rewarding Fiesta ST driving experience yet.”

Available from launch in early 2018 in three-door and five-door bodystyles, the Fiesta ST will be offered with a greater variety of interior trim and personalisation options than ever before, with distinctive exterior styling that includes a mesh grille and 18-inch alloy wheels.